SAN DIEGO – Donald Trump is scheduled to face trial this month in a class-action lawsuit against him and his now-defunct Trump University, potentially taking the witness stand weeks before his inauguration as president of the United States.
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U.S. District Judge Gonzalo Curiel, the Indiana-born jurist who was accused of bias by Trump during the campaign for his Mexican heritage, will hold a hearing Thursday on jury instructions and what evidence to allow at trial.
Among the flurry of requests from both sides to be considered Thursday is a highly unusual petition by Trump's attorneys to exclude any statements made by or about their client during the presidential campaign.
The trial begins Nov. 28.